I caught myself several times over the holiday weekend mentally chastising myself for eating, and eating, and eating. But that line of thought truly is not helpful, and could very well end up making me feel so bad about myself that I would just give-up trying to eat healthy until the New Year.
If I found myself driving in the wrong direction, I wouldn’t just keep going for seven more days and then try to find my way to my destination. Think of all the extra miles I would add-on to the trip, and the possible damage that could be done to my car? Instead, I would turn around right now.
Often we put off taking care of ourselves until Monday, or the first of the year, or some deadline that is later. Then when we get there, we do well for a couple of days, only to feel overwhelmed and deprived and find ourselves back to our old eating and exercise habits.
What if, instead, you committed to eating a little bit healthier today? Or getting in a 10 minute walk today? And you celebrated what you did, instead of what you didn’t do? Would making that same commitment be a little easier tomorrow? What would your wellness journey look like next week? Next month? In six months?
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)
What step are you willing to take on your wellness journey today?
Together we can do it!